Archive for September, 2011

Business as “Usual”

Business as "Usual"

Behind all the pretty pictures of the children and the growing progress of the school, there is the business side of things – which in Tanzania can sometimes be frustrating. At other times, it can be quite enjoyable to be part of – especially coming from another culture where business just unfolds differently.  I’ll start […]


Anecdotes from the Field

Anecdotes from the Field

Dramatization: Two Americans plan to meet one morning at 9am to have a little meeting before a big meeting.  Here’s how it might unfold in the morning – in a potential scenario: 1 – Hey, sorry I’m late. I was rushing out the door when I realized I didn’t save that file to the flash […]


Wanafunzi – Our Scholarship Students

Wanafunzi - Our Scholarship Students

Project Wezesha has two primary programs – the construction of Amahoro Secondary School and the scholarship program for secondary school students.  We currently support 13 students who are going to one of three secondary schools in the region – Mugonya, Mwandiga and Kagongo.  On Saturday, we arranged to meet with the students to sit, chat, […]


Update on Amahoro Secondary School – Sept 2011

Update on Amahoro Secondary School - Sept 2011

On Thursday, Lucas and I went to Kiganza village to scoop up Hindu and Saidi and head over to Mgaraganza for our first big day of labor.  We figured we’d have them come along so we could catch up while on our walk and as we wait for the work to begin. When I stepped […]


The Education of Lucas Lameck

The Education of Lucas Lameck

With his salary, one of the top priorities for Lucas was to continue his education.  As soon as he started earning a salary for his work with Project Wezesha, he set to finding himself a school to attend.  He was attending school for a short while before Tanzania passed a new ordinance – defeating many […]


Back in the Kigoma Region!

Back in the Kigoma Region!

It was so great to arrive back in Kigoma!  Lucas met me at the airport and we were both glowing to see each other again.  He’s really become like a brother to me, and the fact that ‘Dada Rai’ is how he and most others refer to me (Sister Rai), well it just always feels […]